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Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapy - Bellevue Hospital


New York, NY

Employer:  NYU Langone Health
Category:  Health Care
Job Type:  Full Time


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Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapy - Bellevue Hospital.

In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for coordinating the patient care, training programs, and research endeavors for a specialty program within the Occupational Therapy department. Assists in the oversight of daily operations of the unit as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

Principal Responsibilities:
      1. Demonstrates knowledge of the organization's Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of duties and role models standards for staff.

      1. Demonstrates a leadership role in the development of specialized clinical chosen expertise communication and teamwork.

      1. Reviews medical chart to ascertain important medical information and clarifies referral/Treatment orders if necessary for unfamiliar diagnosis. Selects appropriate OT assessment tools and methods in order to accurately determine the patient's status for developing optimal treatment plan. Demonstrates effective clinical decision-making and implements changes/adaptations to the OT Treatment Plan when appropriate.

      1. Implements Treatment Plans and Protocol according to current professional and health system standards. Establishes achievable and appropriate treatment goals with patient and family. Selects appropriate technical aids/assistive devices and correctly refers patients to other clinical services to achieve stated program/team treatment goals. Assesses educational needs of patient, families, and implements a variety of methods for patient/family education and training during rehabilitation process. Treatment plans should encompass comprehensive care based on best practice model in OT.

      1. Completes all required documentation for patient care and reimbursement within prescribed timely manner as per department standards. Completes and plans all required documentation in medical chart as required by Department guidelines and regulatory requirements. Accurately records all treatment given including completion of the daily treatment record.
      2. Coordinates Occupational Therapy patient care rendered to both in- and out- patients in area of specialized clinical expertise. Education and training of all staff in areas of expertise to further enhance the department's clinical needs. Successful in implementing evaluations and treatment protocols with accurate and proper levels of clinical documentation.

      1. Develops educational and learning material which will enhance the quality and scope of the care rendered to the treating of patient, i.e. pamphlets, video tapes, home programs in collaboration with other members of the team. Develops resource material to be utilized by staff members, i.e., suggests journals for library, accesses research articles, etc.

      1. Assists in the coordination of the student program and other clinical education programs with management.

      1. Works in conjunction with staff and management on Performance Improvement and clinical research projects that will benefit the unit and/or the department.

      1. Identifies new equipment that would facilitate programmatic growth and development. Assists with equipment and unit maintenance. Is able to successfully facilitate professional relationships with management team members including immediate supervisors.

      1. Assists in Case Management responsibilities as they pertain to the Occupational Therapy plan of care for any clients within the unit. Works in collaboration with other unit team members as needed.

      1. Exhibits ancillary Occupational Therapy Leadership in regards to producing evidence based practices, department research initiatives, department and unit specific in-services, grant writing/professional publications/writings in specialty areas, and new programs development in the field of vision rehabilitation. Demonstrates initiative to specialty area of practice outside NYU Medical Center.

      1. Assists in the development of PI initiatives and maintaining regulatory compliance and accreditations throughout the department with OT management team members.

      1. Provides feedback to management on the staff's skills, etc. Performance that outlines strength and area of improvement.

Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates appropriate professionalism during job performance

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy. New York State Occupational Therapy License. Good Communication and interpersonal skills..

Required Licenses: Occup Thrpst Temp Permit-NYS, Occup Thrpst License-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification in an area of OT.
Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $55,595.28 - $78,000.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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